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now. you know what was a really bad time? the george w. bush presidency was a really bad time. and not just if you were a liberal and you disagreed with george w. bush, just if you were an american, the george w. bush presidency, the bush/cheney years were bad years for us as a country. the national ubunemployment rate went from a little over 4% when he took office to nearly 8% by the time he left. we went from a budget surplus of more than $200 billion to a budget deficit of more than a trillion dollars. after decades of u.s. household income climbing during the 1980s and 1990s, it fell off a cliff in the bush years. after poverty declined in the 1980s and declined in the 1990s, in the bush years, it went up. by the time he left office, 6 million more americans were added to the rolls of americans who didn't have health insurance. wall street in the bush years collapsed. the country was plunged into the worst depression since the great depression in the 1930s. the bush/cheney years were a disaster. they were also a series of embarrassments. remember when they were going to bu
of the united states shooting a guy in the face. there's a reason george w. bush left office in january 2009 with the lowest approval rating for an outgoing president since galt started asking that question back in the 1930s. and frankly, the vice president, dick cheney, would have killed to get numbers that high. his approval rating was 13% when he left office. part of the headwind that john mccain had running in 2008, trying to run as a republican after george w. bush and dick janney was george w. bush and dick cheney. the country was happy to see them go for understandable reasons. four years after the bush/cheney administration, the new republican party nominee, mitt romney, has made precisely zero public appearanced with george w. bush or dick cheney. this is still the most interesting thing in american politics. the reconstruction of the republican party post-george w. bush and post-dick cheney is as yet incomplete and still the most interesting thing to watch. hot is the new republican party going to be after that? what is the new republican party leadership going to be after them? al
the previous president, george w. bush, who openly shunned any invitations to the naacp convention. but there was one moment where mitt romney delivered an actual policy position. the reception, that was not very warm. >> if our goal is jobs, we have to stop spending over a trillion dollars more than we take in every year. and so to do that, i'm going to eliminate every non-essential expensive program i can find. that includes obamacare, and i'm going to work to reform and save -- [ boos ] >> 14 seconds. that's how long mitt romney was booed for saying he will repeal obamacare. reporters on the scene said the reaction was stunning. >> i have not heard that kind of sustained booing for mitt romney during the course of this campaign up until what happen today at the naacp. i don't think it really is sort of overstating it. this was perhaps one of the most negative reactions mitt romney has had in the course of his 2012 presidential campaign. >> after the speech, romney said he expected to be booed by the crowd. he told fox news the crowd was with him more than they were against him.
. well below the 11% george w. bush received when he ran against john kerry in 2004. now, the president's support and his approval ratings remain high among african-americans, but democrats are worried about turnout. and romney's hoping his economic message will resonate, at least to the point that voters aren't motivated to turn out against him. jan crawford, cbs news, houston. >>> today the cbs news, charlie rose will sit down with an exclusive interview with president and mrs. obama which you'll see portions beginning on friday on "cbs this morning" and then on cbs sunday morning. >>> congressman's jesse jackson's unexplained absence from the house continues to raise questions this morning. his office says he's receiving intensive medical treatment for a mood disorder. tara mergener reports from washington, d.c. >> representative jesse jackson, jr., has been out on a leave of absence for more than a month now with little explanation as to why. more than two weeks after abruptly leaving his office issued a cryptic statement saying mr. jackson was suffering from exhaustion. a week late
earned 88% of the african-american vote against george w. bush. >>> still, some members of the audience gave romney credit for simply taking the time to address the convention. but that doesn't mean the audience agreed with what he was saying. >> i'm going to eliminate every nonessential expensive program i can find. that includes obama care, and i'm going to work to reform and save -- [ crowd booing ] >> romney said he anticipated a tough response from the crowd and following the speech, he told a group of donors quote, your friends who like obama care, you remind them of this -- if they want more stuff from the government, tell them to go vote for the other guy. more free stuff. but don't forget, nothing is really free. it has to be paid for by people in the private sector creating goods and services, end quote. the obama campaign said in statement at the naacp leaders in the african-american community recognize the devastating impact mitt romney's policies would have on working families. >>> a new campaign ad from the obama campaign accuses romney of supporting tax breaks for special
be a very good thing for the country. just to remind, when president obama and george w. bush took office and the unemployment rate was 4.2% and when he left it was almost double that and the tax cuts at the high end were not helpful in terms of deficit reduction and job creation. thank you all very much. >>> coming up later today here on c-span3, senate confirmation hearing for a postal service nominee. president obama has nominated stephen crawford to serve on the postal board of governors. he's a public policy professor at george washington university. that hearing gets under way at 2:30 p.m. eastern and we have it live here on c-span3. this weekend governors from across the country meet in williamsburg, virginia, for the national meeting of the governors association and it begins at 10:30 eastern with the discussion on medicaid with iowa governor terry branstat and illinois governor pat quinn and at 2:30 in the afternoon saturday maryland governor martin o'malley and wyoming governor matthew meade part of the roundtable on issues. the annual meeting live this weekend on c-span. >>> hi
his, you know, republican predecessor, george w. bush, just at the end, said, i'm not going to go, and forbade his schedulers to move him through to the protocols of showing up at the big, black conventions. but on the other hand, i thought, my god, i have to be grateful that you would take me seriously as a citizen. that i have somehow proved to be outside the arc and literally the pale and pigment of the larger american political makeup that somehow you have to condescend, and i should be grateful that you took me seriously, as a voting constituency, as a human being? and i thought, also, about all of the meanings of race that circulate around mitt romney. the fact that as a mormon, his own particular region had a racial animus and a hostility towards african-american people. and i remember mormons coming to my door, telli me about the cursing of a certain kind of black lineage, but despite that, we could serve in some kind of subsection of a junior capacity, a junior associate, and also ran. and so i thought about that. but the fact that he was moving forward. but he wasn't rea
w. bush received when he ran against john kerry in 2004. now the president continues to have very strong support, high approval ratings among african americans but some democrats are worried about turnout and, scott, romney is hoping that his economic message will resonate at least to the point that voters aren't motivated to turn out against him. >> pelley: jan, thanks very much. today the house of representatives voted to repeal president obama's health care law. it is the 33rd time that house republicans have done that even though they know the repeal won't go anywhere, it won't be considered by the senate-- which is controlled by the democrats-- and, of course, the president would veto it. with so much urgent business before the house, why spend so much time voting to repeal the law over and over again? we asked nancy cordes to look into it. >> the bill is passed. >> reporter: house republicans have now held so many repeal votes lawmakers are losing track. >> this is the 31st repeal vote. >> today's 32nd repeal vote of health care. >> reporter: in fact, it is the 33rd vote to
the victims in a way that is free of politics. in the past president obama former president george w. bush had spoken at that event. >>> check out this cool video of a storm. the flashes you are seeing in the sky are bolts of lightening. temperatures are still scorching. expect 107 degrees. that is your 5 at 5:00. >>> house law americas voting to repeal the federal healthcare law. this shows legislation could cost a lot more than friends of obama claim. joining us from washington is mr. peter doocy. >> when the votes were tally this had repeal measure passed the house 244 to 158 and no republican defected. mark ross from arkansas, jim mestison and larry kis el from north carolina all voted in favor of repeal. it was the 33rd vote this gop controlled congress is put together to either repeal or de fund the affordable care act. the whole process is becoming a big time waster. >>> casting these votes begun and again and again probably on average once every few weeks does nothing to improve the got tomorrow line does nothing to send a single 18-year-old person to college. does nothing to help buil
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w. bush in that speech. >> good political point. way to score some points with our core audience. that's important to me because i want to be here. leeann, isn't obama the perfect president for this era? it is all about him, and we are all about us. thus we identify with him. >> maybe you have a point there, greg. but it doesn't surprise me because every president is about i and me in their speeches. it doesn't matter what side of the political aisle you are on. every time you give a speech they have to talk about what they do. >> i am removing everything you do from the show. >> really? >> yes. >> me, me, me, me. they are all self-centered. >> in his mind he is the king of the world, and he runs it all, and he loves his executive decision making that he can just go and do whatever he wants. so it is all about him. >> all right. >> bill, you can't naval gaze because you don't have a naval. is a more individualistic culture a good or bad thing? >> bad, and i agree. it is not just the internet. it is facebook specifically. think about it, not only is it about you, you, you, but the
out in 2000 and 2004, i think george w. bush in 2000, would -- early in the campaign it seems to me, i remember him going to one inner city stop after another inner city stop and we were all scratching our heads why are they doing it, they weren't doing it to win votes in the inner city, they were doing it to win votes in the philadelphia suburbs. >> because in the philadelphia suburbs they like a compassionate conservative which mitt romney has proved he's not this campaign. >> has he proven that? >> those primaries, i -- i think did it. but on the theory that 90% of life is showing up, it was a good thing to go. a good thing he went. he had the opportunity to show the nonindependent voter that he wasn't going to go all wobbly. the people he's still going to protect are people like him. and he -- right there in the lion's den he said i'm not going to protect you. >> jon meacham, you talked about historical trends, we both talked about how this duopoly of parties that's been around for 150 years is sure to crack, for a lot of younger americans it may be hard to believe, but african-ame
this is the first time that mitt romney meets with either president george w. bush or vice president cheney. this is really sort of a passing of a baton from the former republican administration to the presumptive president nominee. that does it for mitch reports. happy birthday dad. he's 78 years young today. congratulations. my colleague craig melvin has a look on what's next. >> happy birthday from craig. counter punch. we have the latest reaction to vice president joe biden's rousing speech in texas before the naacp, one day after mitt romney took that same stage. how did vice president biden do? should president obama have spoken before the group instead? we'll talk about that plus that scathing report issued on the penn state cover-up at the highest levels of the university over the jerry sandusky scandal. and, the aclu sues a school district for violating a student's right to learn to read. should schools be sued for not properly educating students. we'll talk about that. it's our "news nation" gut check next. and focus on the things that matter to you.
with former president george w. bush on the campaign trail yet. peter alexander is covering the romney campaign and joins us now. peter, what do we know about this event tonight out there in wyoming? we heard that foster freeze will be out there, liz cheney, what is the campaign going for out there? >> who you will see will be dick cheney for first time opening up his home for the romney fund-raiser tonight, expected to raise roughly $2 million which luke, in itself, is historic. most money raised at a fund-raiser in wyoming state history it is being reported right now. the people you are not going to see there tonight no karl rove, condoleezza rice, the head of a private equity firm and another beef executive, beef company executive expected to be there as well. what this really says more than anything else, it says a lot about this relationship between dick cheney and mitt romney. and in some ways it is the passing of the torch. dick cheney is the living thread of -- for four of the last five republican presidencies. in the words of liz cheney this say person, mitt romney is, that di
, george h.w. bush, there was that sense, with w. there was the idea he's a friendly guy. romney is distant, and with the bain attacks he's the uncaring rich guy. he had the gaffe about how he didn't care about poor people. it's hard to come back now and try to claim you're here running for president on behalf of the downtrodden. >> what's also interesting, i think, is the notion that mitt romney is sort of playing this card, i think, i think, that he can be a sort of cipher until -- he can be sort of the vanilla alternative to a president who's wrecked the economy in the mind of the romney campaign. but, in fact, they are playing defense at this point. >> even the "wall street journal" is calling him out on these sorts of things. he and his own people certainly say, look, the voters tolerate that for so long and some point you have to fill in the blanks. i think he's moving from the vacuous state to getting in trouble if he doesn't start stepping up to the plate with definitive policies. >> i was shocked, speaking of with the the wall street journal" they had an intense analysis of the kno
it happened under george w. bush. doesn't give the guy credit for wanting -- for opposing him on healthcare. opposes him on trying to give 98% of americans a tax cut. romney, barack obama -- he said nice guy but in over his head. then he accuses obama of running a negative campaign? and then he has the audacity to say hey i'm against everything you stand for but look at me! i'm your friend. >> if you want a president who will make things better in the african-american community you are look at him. >> bill: oh, god. >> romney: take a look. [ laughter ] >> bill: here i am! not to mention he was a bishop of the mormon church and the mormon church wouldn't even accept black members until 1997, right? or to the priesthood until 1997. >> romney: take a look. >> bill: romney was a bishop then. he never opposed that policy, not that we know of, right? and then finally in front of this group he has the audacity to say that he's going to repeal the affordable care act. >> romney: i'm going to eliminate every nonsense
now by brad blakeman former deputy assistant to president george w bush. and ma gale johnson who is the executive getting young voters out to the polls. what did you think when he said, you're looking at him? >> i thought he's a coac ka could you remembea courageous man. he gave kind of like a stump speech. it kind of fell flat to me. the boos were one thing, talking about obamacare is another. it didn't kind of rise to the occasion. martha: that is such an interesting point. brad, perhaps that's what he did intentionally because he feels like the message for every american is about improving the jobs market, and we can show you some statisticses in a moment but it's been much rofer in the blacrofer in therougher in the black community. >> you can't give one speech to one group and another speech to another group and not be honest with who you are talking about. the president is likely to gain 95, 96% of the afghan vote even though hafrican-american vote even though he doesn't see serve it. if he said he had no time to go to the african-american convention he won't be president r
's "free of politics". in the past, president obama, former president george w. bush have both spoken at the event. >> meanwhile, we've got a warning for women this morning. eating chicken can give you some sort of a super bug that's nearly impossible to treat. listen to this. researchers say a strain of e-coli found in chickens fed antibiotics is the reason women get painful bladder infections every year. chicken. >> we've had these infections since the time of the ancient greeks but it's only since the 20th century we've had the antibiotics to treat them with. it's miraculous. we can get rid of the things now. used to be you didn't know what to do. used an ointment or took water or cranberry juice and now we've these antibiotics but they are becoming less and less and less effective because we're using them too much! >> that's why they call them super bugs. the f.d.a. says 80% of all the antibiotics sold in the united states is fed to livestock to prevent them from disease in the barnyard. >> global warming, yes, but patriotism, no? the nebraska board of education coming under fire
undeveloped forests, the so-called roadless areas. in 2001 the bush administration, yes the george w. bush administration, issued regulations to protect these areas. in an effort recognized as one of the most far-reaching conservation initiatives taken by the federal government in decades. now a decade later after litigation, 60 million acres of our forests and the clean water derived from those forests are now protected from harmful development. . 354 municipal water supplies flow through roadless areas on their way to homes and businesses. these areas are -- they include sacred sites for native americans. they include biological strongholds for fish and wildlife. the continued protection of these areas is something that people all over america care about. i know the gentleman thinks that this is somehow infringing on alaska. the point that must be made is this is in the national interest and continued protection of these areas is common sense. it is what i know my constituents tell me they want. for the record there are already 380,000 miles of roads in the rest of our national forests w
-- chatted about. senator joe lieberman, who is leading the senate and president george w. bush's last national security adviser. a few of the folks being talked about for secretary of state positions in a potential romney cabinet if he does win. also, the all-important money battle continuing. rounding's donors, friends in finances -- rounding -- romney's the owners, friends in finance. -- donors, friends in finance. usa today found their information by reviewing the federal election commission reports and insights -- invites to fund-raising events. still talking about his health care voting yesterday in the house. port washington, maryland. randy is on the independent lines this morning. where should congress go from here? caller: i think this vote yesterday is ridiculous. it is a waste of time. where once it is to be hot senate, we know it is going to be killed. -- to the senate, it is going to get killed. we know the republicans want to repeal it and the democrats want to keep it. they need to learn something that i have been able to teach my three year-old, which is to learn compr
will give it a shot. legislation signed into law by president george w. bush in 2006, that i and others worked on, requires at least four members of the nine members of the board of governors have experience managing large organizations, and aside co- authored the legislation, our goal with this provision was to encourage the president to send nominees to the board with relevant business experience, something that was sorely lacking on the body at the time. we have some governors with business experience, but not as much as we hoped to have when we were drafting the 2006 law. could you share your thoughts on the qualification criteria for the board and what you think he would bring to the body if confirmed? >> i am happy to. for sure, i've never run an organization of 50,000 people, or anything like it, but i headed an independent agency of maryland state government. it was an organization of 80,000, the full state government, but i headed a small agency, a small staff that did oversee the work force operations around the state. that is not what paea had in mind when they were talking a
probably knows, former reagan and president george h.w. bush official saying that no claim for regulatory issues have increased. he says this. republicans have embraced the idea that this is holding back employment. they assert that barack obama has unleashed a tidal wave of new regulation which created uncertainty of business and prevents them from investing in hiring. as i said, he said, no hard evidence is offered for this claim. he then says, in my opinion that means -- bruce bartlett -- not my opinion, regulatory system is a kenard used by republicans to pursue an agenda supported by the business community year in and year out. nornede, it's a case of political opportumism. that's his opinion. not mine. my concern is if you ask economists on whether or not legislation -- many pieces of legislation that we baffed called jobs bills -- the gentleman has pointed that out -- economists say in the short term which is really what we need to do, we need to do in the short term and the long term is not going to create jobs. . this week we haven't done anything to create jobs. might i ask the
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